Sports fans will agree: when you’re traveling, nothing melts away cultural differences like joining a sea of screaming fans at a high-octane event. Often a source of national pride, sports games merge culture, entertainment, food, and history into an experience that’s fun for the whole family. From visiting key sports museums (NASCAR Hall of Fame, anyone?) to kicking off the season in a college football town, sports travel has never been easier, or more enjoyable. Travel + Leisure’s team of dedicated writers is here to help you find—even attend—the liveliest, most engaging sporting events around the globe.Visit top sporting eventsHead here for comprehensive coverage on how to enjoy the world’s biggest sporting events—with detailed information on where to stay, how to get tickets, and what to do between games. As far as international sporting events go, nothing comes close to the Olympic Games. Travel + Leisure offers in-depth reporting on hotel availability, plus useful tips on currency exchange rates, event schedules, and how to carve out time to enjoy some local cuisine.  Want to cheer on your favorite soccer star at the World Cup? From big-ticket events like the U.S. Open and the Superbowl to lesser-known regional games, our guides put you right in the heart of the action. Whether you’re touring the dugout at Chicago’s Wrigley Field, visiting the Monaco Grand Prix, or placing bets at the Kentucky Derby (incidentally, one of the most-watched sporting events), sports lovers can find trustworthy guides—even their dream itinerary—right here at Travel + Leisure.Travel like an athleteTravel + Leisure caters to traveling sports fanatics of all types with athlete-inspired trip ideas. Follow in the footsteps of Michael Phelps, Reggie Bush, and Floyd Mayweather by booking a vacation to their favorite hideaways around the world. Before you head to a sporting event, peep envy-inducing photos of the sprawling mansions and penthouses that top athletes call home. Looking to stay fit on the road? Our coverage of hotel fitness amenities will have you in top shape while you fly around the world.

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